What is the color of the year for 2012? You may have gotten the latest designer book or magazine and have noticed they are projecting The Next Hot Color right. These announcements by trend forecasters inform us about which colors will be fashionable, favored and just plain hot in any given year. But have you ever wondered how these forecasts are made and why? I know I have. So the next question is have you heard about the Color Trends for 2012 yet? In Home Decor, interior design markets and plumbing fixtures, everyone hears so much about trend colors and hot hues, we thought it would be fun to help you understand how are these Color Trend decisions are really made and why it's important to you.
Most of us always see ads and stores who carry all the latest trends in design. For the first time this year, a major paint manufacturer and a interior design supplier have taken steps to make your remodel and renovation projects go a lot easier. In 2012, leading paint manufacturer Sherwin Williams entered into a multifaceted collaboration with the Robert Allen Group called Design Studio. Robert Allen Group is the interior design industry’s most trusted brand for decorative fabrics of the best quality and design to the trade. For over 70 years Robert Allen Group has provided decorators with upholstery, window fabrics, decorative trim and hardware in brand new collections. These new collections are introduced annually to the trade at showrooms all across the nation. These various showrooms are dedicated to the industry for Home Décor, fabrics, trim, fine furnishings as well as Home and Garden Shows all over the U.S. and Canada.
For 2012, Sherwin Williams has created wall colors to match these collections. It is called the 2012 Color Forecast. The powers that be after surveying the landscape and completing their research, have made an educated guess about what we will love. This year’s core palettes have been selected. And here is what that report says:
2012 Color Trends are inspired by Mother Earth. This years pallets are Neutrals, reds, blues, and greens. The neutrals represent fields of grain, piles of pebbles, weathered wood, earthly clay and raw organic materials. The reds convey a brilliant flower, glowing embers, the colors of fire, and passion and the earth’s molten core. Blues are for clear water, faded American denim, rivers, lakes and seas, workwear and crisp blue skys. Last but not least are greens which suit the depths of sea and forest, seaweed, algae, moss, rooftop gardens, and foliage motifs. Take a look at the color wheel on the right of this article to actually see what these are and what the hues of these trendsetting palettes can do for your home or business in 2012.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what’s hot this year. And this years award winning HGTV Home of the Year is already leading the way with using many of these trendsetting colors. Green design, mingled with Green Energy Saving technology means your new project has a great chance to really save you money for the future. By using recommended selections of all these trend setting colors, products, and fixtures; you can rest easy that you have the best of what the market will offer this year. Sets of fabric swatches with all the coordinating paint colors can now be picked up at any of the showrooms across the country by your designers, or by visiting your nearest furniture stores, paint stores, or from leading home décor designers.
What does that mean to you as far as your plumbing fixtures and hardware go? Well, when you and your designer decide to renovate a bath or remodel a kitchen, laundry room, pool area or bath, you can now use these samples in conjunction with fixtures in the plumbing industry and coordinate the best look for your home or business. It can be based on what is already out in the marketplace and at a competitive price. How easy is that!! No more waiting on custom ordering. Meeting your completion dates is really possible.
There are literally hundreds of coordinating Sherwin-Williams colors to match the fabrics found in the Robert Allen collections, and when you call us here at Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc.; one of our staff can set up an appointment with you and your designer to view our manufacturer collections and what goes best for your project. If you don’t have a designer, sets of these fabric swatches with all of the coordinating colors can be obtained through Robert Allen Showrooms and representatives all over the country; as well as at the Sherwin Williams Color Libraries. These are also available on line at www.swcolorsamples.com. This is the easiest it’s ever been.
As a reminder, don’t forget that first and foremost, it's important to remember that color is a tool and just one element of an entire design for that remodel or renovation of your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room. Color specifications need to meet your goals and tastes. However, please also know that seeing color trends gives you great insight into what's coming down the pipe, and that in turn helps us create designs that are stylish and vibrant and well suited to your project. We believe that you knowing what is readily available to purchase at reasonable prices to you, will help to inspire you to step out in faith and do what you’ve been talking about for so long. Love your home, from this day forward; and have fun in planning for these new changes for your and your family. You're invited to call Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc.. We would love to work with you on your next home or business design project! Don't forget to have fun!
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